Job location: Norway

The NNFA is situated in the coastal municipality of Gratangen in the county of Troms and is within driving range from the towns of Harstad (1 1/2 hr.) and Narvik (1 hr.). The company is willing to put an effort in helping to find living accommodations.

Job Details

The Nord-Norsk Fartøyvernsenter or Vessel Preservation Center of Northern Norway (NNFA) is one of 3 national vessel preservation centers. Our primary goal is to preserve and pass on knowledge about restoring, maintaining and running older wooden boats and vessels with a certain historical value. We restore boats and vessels according to traditional techniques and working methods with antiquarian guidelines. We obtain and maintain knowledge by research, documentation and the training of our craftsmen and apprentices. Our national field includes semi-diesel engines, electrical marine equipment, technical installations and North-Norwegian and Sami boatbuilding traditions.

We primarily need full-time employees but it is possible to apply for one project at the time with a minimum duration of three months.

We can offer an interesting and challenging job in a unique and international environment. Working conditions are good; the company is in a time of growth.


The NNFA is primarily looking for skilled wooden boat builders. Regular skilled carpenters who have affinity for old boats are encouraged to apply.

How to respond

For further information please contact Joost Koelman at +47-40605373, joost@nnfa.no or visit our website at


Send applications with CV to joost@nnfa.no